We Latino baseball players always have a great community because we all came to this country trying to do the same job, make it to the Major Leagues. I think the communication and the way the Latin Americans treated each other was a big help when I was in the Minor Leagues. You would see your fellow Latinos as another brother in your family. I just tried to make it step by step; and thank God for the veteran Latino ballplayers at that time. Latin Americans who were on different teams gave us that support and helped us get where we are.
My people in Venezuela have always supported me unconditionally, whether I have good days or bad days. That is really a big relief, to feel the support of your family and your Venezuelan people.
Baseball is progressing in Venezuela. It's been developing more each year. More fans go to the games to support the Venezuelan teams. A lot of baseball players have made it to the Major Leagues this year and God willing, the public will keep on supporting us, and we can continue advancing in this life.